Seeking to implement the Protocol of Cooperation signed between Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P (Camões, I.P.) and the General Directorate for Books, Archives and Libraries, (DGLAB), which sets up a partnership to promote their shared purpose of promoting of Portuguese literature abroad, as defined in Council of Ministers’ Resolution No. 70/2016, of the 22nd of November, both institutions have created a Funding Programme to support the translation and the publication abroad. The Rules for applying are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Chinese.
The Funding Programme is created to promote the translation and the publication abroad of works written in Portuguese by Portuguese authors or by authors from the Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe) and from East Timor. Grants are given to the publishers - paying a part of the translation and/or the publication costs - and also directly to the translators.
The direct beneficiaries of this Funding are all the publishing houses who commit to publishing and distributing, on an international level, works by the formerly mentioned eligible authors.
Furthermore, this Funding Programme also establishes that a special support will be given to works included in the list of Reference Books from Portuguese Literature, established by a Technical Committee formed by representatives from DGLAB and Camões I.P. and from the Portuguese Association of Writers (Associação Portuguesa de Escritores) and from the Lusitanistas’ Association (Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas). In these cases, the publisher can also expect the purchase of some copies.